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  Reply # 1933254 9-Jan-2018 23:26
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BTR:

 

Not much help to the OP but I use the 40L air compressor in my garage. Also having your PC on the desk rather than on the floor is a big help for reducing dust intake.

 

 

 

 

Yep I have my PC on my desk cause I know that reduces dust.


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  Reply # 1933258 9-Jan-2018 23:37
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Yeah I remember I had to ask BAC's if they would send me one to NZ. If you ask nicely you should be ok. 




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  Reply # 1933268 10-Jan-2018 00:20
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So telephone them or just email?




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  Reply # 1933270 10-Jan-2018 00:26
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Hunter: Getting a compressor just for blowing out computers seems to be a bit over the top unless you have other uses for it.
I got a "Air Pig", basically a portable tank about size of a 9KG LPG bottle, much lighter.
Fill it up at petrol station and it is good to blow out one pc no problems.
Hmmm at a guess about $30 at your friendly auto parts store
Came with hoses, airgun and adapters for filling up usual stuff, tyres etc.
Works well for me and I chuck it into a corner until next time.
Yes youtube have people converting a LPG bottle for same use, but seems to be a lot of work for about $30, probably cost that much in connectors alone.

 

 

 

Can you link me to this ''Air Pig''  

 

I am considering all my options.


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  Reply # 1933306 10-Jan-2018 07:30
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easiest is paint brush and vacuum cleaner, you likely already have both at home.


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  Reply # 1935409 10-Jan-2018 11:14
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Starscream122:

 

BTR:

 

Not much help to the OP but I use the 40L air compressor in my garage. Also having your PC on the desk rather than on the floor is a big help for reducing dust intake.

 

 

 

 

Yep I have my PC on my desk cause I know that reduces dust.

 

 

How about if you used a sheet of wood between the base of a tower case and the carpet?  It does not seem like it was that long ago I last cleaned my system's filters, but they were still badly clogged.  I took them to my Menz Shed were we have a compressor, but I think a vacuum cleaner would do the same job, and would not fill the air with dust for you to breath.  I even finish off with hot water and detergent. 





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  Reply # 1935416 10-Jan-2018 11:27
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Many years ago when working for a PC admin business, I was called to a small office in town (Wellington) where one of 3 computers kept turning off.

 

A quick look and figured that it was overheating, so took side panel off to clean ... there was more dust and muck in there than the average land fill sealed

 

The other units were exactly the same, then I noticed that not only were all the workers heavy smokers, but they had fans on window sills blasting air into environment.  It was a great earner for some three years smile then on.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1935438 10-Jan-2018 11:47
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I've just realized that I have a 12volt compressor in the back of my truck. One of those Supercheap Auto type gizmos.  It takes about 15 minutes to pump up one of the big tires on my Pajero, so it would need a reservoir tank.  What could I use to make one I wonder?  Come to think of it, there is a air trigger in the junk box at my Menz Shed that I could blag.   Hmmmm the wheels are turning, and smoke is coming out of my ears.





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  Reply # 1935473 10-Jan-2018 12:07
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TLD:

 

Starscream122:

 

BTR:

 

Not much help to the OP but I use the 40L air compressor in my garage. Also having your PC on the desk rather than on the floor is a big help for reducing dust intake.

 

 

 

 

Yep I have my PC on my desk cause I know that reduces dust.

 

 

How about if you used a sheet of wood between the base of a tower case and the carpet?  It does not seem like it was that long ago I last cleaned my system's filters, but they were still badly clogged.  I took them to my Menz Shed were we have a compressor, but I think a vacuum cleaner would do the same job, and would not fill the air with dust for you to breath.  I even finish off with hot water and detergent. 

 

A Vacuum cleaner will create static electricity inside the PC damaging it.

 

Edit: you were joking


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  Reply # 1935686 10-Jan-2018 15:41
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Starscream122:

 

So telephone them or just email?

 

 

I think I emailed them. They're fantastic little units. Good luck.




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  Reply # 1935694 10-Jan-2018 15:52
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I have emailed and they said they will be able to send me one I am waiting to hear back about paying and shipping costs.

 

How long have you had yours? they look well made and in the USA in the videos I can see they pack a lot of punch more then a can of air.


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  Reply # 1935716 10-Jan-2018 16:26
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Starscream122:

 

I have emailed and they said they will be able to send me one I am waiting to hear back about paying and shipping costs.

 

How long have you had yours? they look well made and in the USA in the videos I can see they pack a lot of punch more then a can of air.

 

 

 

 

About 7 months or so. Yeah they're good quality and yes they pack way more punch than canned air. Just remember to wash the filter every so often to keep maximum pressure and don't point it at your eyes! I spent so much money on canned air that never even worked properly. This is a great investment, you'll love it.




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  Reply # 1935720 10-Jan-2018 16:52
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It has filters?

 

They are of good quality? I.e doesn't need to be replaced only washed? 

 

I have given the guy in sales via email my credit card number to process the payment (I don't normally like doing this) 


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  Reply # 1935727 10-Jan-2018 17:03
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Starscream122:

 

Edit: you were joking

 

 

No Joke, but I was referring to the removable dust filters.

 

 

I can't get the entire case in the sink, so I use a water blaster.